Ferrari to have small aero upgrades in Russia with eyes towards F1 2021
The team is looking to work things to be better placed in 2021.
Scuderia Ferrari will bring aero upgrades this weekend in F1 Russian GP with a view to prepare itself for a better 2021 season.
As expected, Ferrari has confirmed that they will have aero upgrades on its cars which they hope will help them rectify some of the issues they have been facing as they build-up towards a better car for 2021 F1 season, at least.
Ferrari Sporting Director Laurent Mekies - who got married in the break between Mugello and Sochi - cautions that the upgrades will be small and that they don't expect any huge change in their car and or result for the 2020 F1 season.
"In some ways, the Russian Grand Prix marks the start of the second part of the season," said Mekies. "The first part was really intense, with nine races in eleven weeks, as the world of F1 took on the complex task of tackling the World Championship during a pandemic.
"I think everyone worked together really well – the FIA, Formula 1, the teams and media - and managed to pull off something that had looked far from obvious just back in May. The first part of the season proved to be very difficult for the Scuderia, as can be seen from the results. But it’s not in our nature to give up under any circumstances.
"That’s the spirit in which we approach the Sochi weekend, even if in the short time we’ve been coming here, the track has never been too favourable for us. We will do our best, aware that at the moment, we are up against a lot of stiff opposition.
"We will be introducing a few small aero updates on the SF1000, as part of the plan which extends over the next few races to correct as far as possible the weaknesses seen in recent races, particularly with a view to 2021.
"We’re not expecting this small package to make a big change but it will allow us to check its functionality and give us a baseline for future developments," summed up Mekies. While they started off decently, but since Spa, the performances of Ferrari has further dipped.
It was expected for them to struggle in places like Spa and Monza but the drivers felt that the performance dipped in races than qualifying from where they started in 2020 to now. The hope for Ferrari now will be to consolidate a Top 5 position in the championship.
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